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Once little more than a fringe element of mountain culture, the Winter X Games is now the biggest—and maybe the most important—sporting events on snow.

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With the Winter X Games taking place this week in Aspen, Colorado, we asked former X Games competitor Michelle Parker (who’s currently out with a knee injury) to speak to a couple of this year’s Winter X hopefuls—including Meg Olenick, interviewed here—about what goes through their heads the night before competing, who their podium picks are, and if they have their runs already dialed.

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X Games Wrap Up

This weekend, the Winter X Games, arguably the biggest event in skiing, took over Aspen. The pioneer of women's pipe skiing regained the podium, Sammy Carlson finally won Slopestyle gold, and a local boy made it big. Here's what went down.

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Skier Superpipe to be Included at X Games

Two new events—male skier superpipe and snowmobile knockout—are added to the roster for the 2010 Winter X Games, planned for January 28-31 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado. Plans don’t yet include women’s superpipe. We asked X Games competitor Jess Cummings why.